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World Literature: Books

Library of Congress

To find books in the CCBC Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System. Literature can be found in the following call numbers:

Greek & Latin Literature
Literatures & Languages of Asian, Indian, African, and Other Cultures
Literature (General)
Romance Literatures
English Literature
American Literature
Germanic Literatures 
Juvenile Literature

Library Catalog

Check the Library Catalog for additional books. You will find books available on all 3 CCBC campuses.

In the Catalog you may:

  • Search a keyword topic, for example "Literature-History and Criticism" or "Arabic Literature".
  •  Search the title of a book, for example "Don Quijote de la Mancha.".
  • Search an author's name, for example "Achebe, Chinua".

The Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system to shelve books. You will need to have the call number to locate books; our call numbers use both letters and numbers together.

    Use InterLibrary Loan to borrow from other campuses/libraries.

      Electronic Books

      Subject Headings

      Here are links and suggestions for some subject headings in the CCBC catalog that might be useful. Here we used France, but you may substitute any country (for example Russian drama or Chinese literature)

      (To search for a particular literary work, do an author or title search)

      French literature  (or any nationality literature)

      French literature--History and criticism (or any nationality literature--history and criticism)

      French literature--20th century (or any nationality literature--any century)

      French literature--20th century--History and criticism (or any nationality literature--any century--history and criticism)

      French poetry (or any nationality poetry)

      French drama (or any nationality drama)

      French fiction (or any nationality fiction)

      France--In literature (or any country--In literature)

      Literature and society--France (or Literature and society--any country)

      Folk literature

             Oral tradition